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Clinical Trials

Why Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial?

Clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease.

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments.

The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses.

People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease participate not only to help advance science, but also because they may receive the newest treatment and have additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.

Clinical trials offer hope for many people and an opportunity to help researchers find better treatments for others in the future.

Visit these websites to participate in a clinical trial!

Armyofwomen.org

Register for the Army of Women® to receive emails about new research studies looking for people like you to participate. You choose the studies you are interested in. It’s that simple.

breastcancertrials.org

BreastCancerTrials.org (BCT) is a non-profit service that encourages individuals affected by breast cancer to consider clinical trials as a routine option for care.

clinicaltrials.gov

ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry and results database of publicly and privately supported clinical studies of human participants conducted around the world.

Metastatic Trial Search

Metastatic Trial Search (MTS) is a clinical trial search tool designed specifically for people with metastatic breast cancer. Powered by BreastCancerTrials.org, MTS was developed collaboratively with breast cancer advocacy groups and is available on twelve advocacy websites including drsusanloveresearch.org.

*Source: http://www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials/whyparticipate.htm